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1 oclock    View Full Details Colour Lineart AvilablePhoto Avilable

Also: one o'clock

Performance: With pointer fingers extended, dominant hand tilted sideways, pointer fingers touching, flick dominant hand upwards in an arc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign for1 o'clock

12 oclock    View Full Details Colour Lineart AvilablePhoto Avilable

Also: twelve o'clock

Performance: With pointer and middle fingers extended over extended thumb, tap fingers onto thumb twice, near the extended pointer finger of your other hand. Then flick hand upwards in an arc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign for12 o'clock

after    View Full Details

Also: afterwards, laterSign for after

Performance: Flick your thumb up from a fisted dominant hand


State Usage: NT, TAS, SA, VIC, WA.


after    View Full Details

Also: afterwards, laterSign for after

Performance: Tap pointer finger on thumb twice.


State Usage: ACT, NSW, QLD,


afternoon    View Full Details Photo AvilableSign for afternoon

Performance: Tap your hooked pointer finger on your chin once.


State Usage: NT, TAS, SA, VIC, WA.


afternoon    View Full Details Photo AvilableSign for afternoon

Performance: Move spread hand from ear to chin, drawing fingers to thumb during move.


State Usage: ACT, NSW, QLD,


afternoon    View Full Details Photo Avilable

Performance: With fingers spread apart. Palm down, fingers pointing sideways and thumb towards throat, start with back of hand just under chin and wiggle fingers.


State Usage: TAS, SA, VIC, WA.

Sign forafternoon

before    View Full Details

Also: previousSign for before

Performance: With flat hand, palm facing forward, near cheek. Move backwards and forward again.


Used Australia Wide


day    View Full Details Icon AvailablePhoto Avilable

Also: daytimeSign for day

Performance: With both hands flat, palms backwards, move hands upwards in an arc from opposite side to above shoulder.


Used Australia Wide


day    View Full Details Icon AvailablePhoto Avilable

Also: daytimeSign for day

Performance: With hand flat, palm backwards, move hand upwards in an arc from opposite side to above shoulder.


Used Australia Wide


early    View Full Details

Also: in good time

Performance: Start with pointer finger hooked around extended thumb, thumb pointing upwards. Move hand downwards, and retract pointer finger into fist.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forearly

last month    View Full Details

Also: the previous month

Performance: Start with pointer finger on cheek, pointing upwards, palm backwards. Slide finger forward along cheek, and down in front of chest, extending middle and index finger as you come down. Tap palm of other hand with three fingers.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forlast month

last week    View Full Details

Also: one week ago, the previous week

Performance: Touch extended pointer finger to cheek (palm facing backwards). Then bring hand down so that blade of hand rests on thumb of other hand, which also has pointer extended.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forlast week

last year    View Full Details

Also: the previous year

Performance: Start with pointer finger on cheek, pointing upwards, palm backwards. Slide finger forward along cheek, and down in front of chest onto the base of thumb and pointer fingers on the back of your other hand, which has pointer and thumb extended and palm facing forward.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forlast year

late    View Full Details Photo Avilable

Performance: With pointer finger on back of wrist draw upwards in an arc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forlate

month    View Full Details Icon AvailableColour Lineart Avilable

Also: minute, metre, month, millionSign for M

Performance: With pointer, middle and ring fingers extended from fist, place on palm of other hand.


Used Australia Wide


morning    View Full Details Photo Avilable

Also: good morning, in the morning

Performance: With fingers bend, tap fingers to waist then to chest near armpit.


Used Australia Wide

Sign formorning

never    View Full Details

Performance: Hold one hand in a fist in front of body, palm facing you, arm horizontal. With your other hand flat, palm facing you and thumb pointing upwards; bring this hand down in a straight, quick, sharp motion from chest height to end in front of fist.


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornever

next month    View Full Details

Performance: This is a blend sign: NEXT (With pointer finger extended from fist in a hook, start with finger pointing downwards. Rotate wrist so that pointer finger ends pointing up.) and Month (Tap extended pointer, middle and ring fingers to palm)


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornext month

next week    View Full Details

Performance: Hold hand in fist, palm down and pointer finger extended forward in a hook. Extend thumb and pointer finger on dominant hand from palm down fist. Pointing forward, move this hand from chest, down and across knuckles of other hand so that wrist ends past other hand.


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornext week

next year    View Full Details

Performance: With pointer fingers of both hands extended, horizontal, and pointing at opposite sides Start with top hand palm forward, bottom palm towards you. Rotates hands so that top hand ends at bottom with palm towards you and vice versa.


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornext year

night    View Full Details Icon AvailableColour Lineart AvilablePhoto Avilable

Also: evening, night time, dark

Performance: With hand flat, fingers pointing upwards above shoulder, palm towards you, move hand downwards in an arc towards opposite side.


Usage Notes: Sometimes signed two-handed


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornight

night    View Full Details Icon AvailableColour Lineart AvilablePhoto Avilable

Also: evening, night time, dark

Performance: With both hands flat, fingers pointing upwards above shoulders, palm towards you, move hands downwards in an arc towards opposite side.


Usage Notes: Sometimes signed one-handed


Used Australia Wide

Sign fornight

over    View Full Details Icon AvailablePhoto Avilable

Also: go over, above, about

Performance: Hold hand flat, palm down, fingers pointing sideways a generous distance in front of stomach, off to opposite side. With your other hand palm down, fingers slightly bent and facing forward, curve hand over the first so that fingertips end facing down in front of other hand.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forover

quickly    View Full Details

Also: rapid, sudden

Performance: With both pointer fingers extended and horizontal, start with main hand behind and slightly higher than other hand. Quickly bounce main hand pointer finger off other pointer finger and up into air.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forquick

soon    View Full Details

Also: nearly, almost

Performance: With thumb pointing up from fist and pointer finger curved over thumb, tilt hand at wrist forward twice.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forsoon

suddenly    View Full Details

Also: unexpectedly, unusually

Performance: Start with both hands flat and horizontal with finger tips touching. Quickly move one hand upwards in an arc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forsuddenly

time    View Full Details Icon AvailableColour Lineart AvilablePhoto Avilable

Also: clock

Performance: Start with thumb and pointer finger extended from fist in an L shape. Have pointer finger pointing up and thumb touching palm of other, flat, upright hand. Move pointer finger downwards in an arc.

Hint: The hands of a clock go round.


Used Australia Wide

Sign fortime

today    View Full Details

Also: this day

Performance: With hand bent tap finger tips to the palm of your other vertical flat hand, twice, quickly.


State Usage: ACT, NSW, QLD,

Sign fortoday

now/today    View Full Details

Also: this day

Performance: Point up with hand at shoulder height, palm out, and move in double "V" motion


Used Australia Wide

Sign fortoday

tomorrow    View Full Details

Also: the next day, the following day

Performance: With pointer finger extended and pointing slightly upwards move finger forward in an arc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign fortomorrow

tonight    View Full Details

Also: this night, this evening, that night, that evening

Performance: Starting with pointer finger pointing up, palm facing forward, and hand to side of head, bring hand down in an arc, so that hand and arm end horizontal.


Usage Notes: This sign is derived from a blend of 'today' and 'night'


Used Australia Wide

Sign fortonight

until    View Full Details

Performance: Starting with both hands flat, thumbs pointing upwards. The blade on one hand rests at the wrist on the lower hand. Move hand up and over thumb of lower hand so that blade comes to rest at finger tips.


Used Australia Wide

Sign foruntil

week    View Full Details

Performance: Finger spell 'W' (Thread extended fingers between each other)


Used Australia Wide

Sign forweek

weekend    View Full Details

Performance: Sign W then touch knuckles of fists (thumbs extended up), together.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forweekend

weekly    View Full Details

Also: this week, during this week

Performance: Hold non-dominant hand in fist, palm down and pointer finger extended forward on an angle. Extend thumb and pointer finger on dominant hand from palm down fist, and start with this hand resting on wrist of other. Slide top hand forward along pointer finger of the other hand.


Usage Notes: For 2 weekly extend 2 fingers on top hand, 3 for 3 weekly and so on


Used Australia Wide

Sign forweekly

what time    View Full Details Photo Avilable

Also: what time is it, have you got the time, what is the time, I do not have time, how much timeSign for what time

Performance: Hold one hand flat, palm down, horizontal in front of stomach, wrist may be arched slightly up. Tap the pointer fingertip of other hand on the back of wrist two or three times.


Used Australia Wide


when    View Full Details Colour Lineart Avilable

Also: while, during

Performance: With fingers spread, pointing up, tap them on cheek one after the other


Used Australia Wide

Sign forwhen

year    View Full Details

Performance: Hold one hand in front of you, fingers spread and pointing upwards, palm forward. With your other hand, place the tip of extended pointer finger onto the space where thumb and pointer finger meet.


Used Australia Wide

Sign foryear

yesterday    View Full Details

Also: the day beforeSign for yesterday

Performance: Start with pointer finger extended upwards, palm forward, and pointer resting against cheek. Move hand forward.


Used Australia Wide


yesterday    View Full Details

Also: the day beforeSign for yesterday

Performance: With thumb extended from fist and horizontal, slide thumb backwards along cheek twice.


Used Australia Wide


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